Euthanasi A Controversial Law Essay

2586 Words Nov 30th, 2016 11 Pages
Euthanasia; a controversial law Death is an event that everyone is certain will happen, but unsure of the circumstances surrounding it. Humans are under the assumption that death is far away, yet there is no way of possibly knowing the outcome, however for some terminally ill patients they do know their time is running out. Some people and many cases of terminal illness case, the pain and suffering they endure can become too much and they opt for euthanasia. Euthanasia should be legalized in all fifty states of the United States of America. History has in every sense of the word marked the present for people, euthanasia is not the exception. Shai J. Lavi is author of The book Modern art of Dying : A History of Euthanasia in the United States, he is a law professor. Shai states that euthanasia can be dated back to the beginning of the nineteen century Dr. Authur .E Hertzler‚Äôs witnessed the death of his wife and later the death of his daughter (1-2). He believed that no matter who the person was or what they did they all met the same fateful death.(Shai 1-2). He began looking for an answer to ease the pain and to lessen death and thus euthanasia was found.(shai 1-2). This new invention helped many people discover that death did not have to be painful and lengthy. No one ever said that death was an easy process, but with an easier alternative to die, many people were no longer afraid of dying from a terminal illness. Furthermore, Wesley J. Smith is the author of the…

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